Archive for September 2011

Financial Field Trip - The Invested Life Season 2 Episode 2

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In the last episode, Tom admitted his fear of re-engaging in investing.  After all, who wouldn’t be afraid of the stock market after losing $500k in a day? (Or worse, telling everyone of your friends that the stock market is bad, bad, bad!) In this episode, Tom faces his fear head-on.  This time though, he... Read more »

Life Insurance: You Don't Have to Die Anymore to Benefit

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Do you have to die to reap a return on your life insurance policy?  If you do have a life insurance policy, do you think you are worth more today, dead than alive? Well, I’m not sure how your family would appreciate the answer to the last one but in today’s modern economy, life insurance... Read more »

Life Insurance: Is Term Insurance a Financial Necessity?

How do you know what life insurance does and how important it is?  During this month of September and Life Insurance Awareness Month, I’ve called upon financial professionals (financial advisors and life insurance agents) in the Chicagoland area whom I’ve come to know through networking and conducting financial literacy events to discuss life insurance planning.... Read more »
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Retiring Overseas - More to Just Stretching Your Dollar

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Many  Americans are considering retiring outside the United States. The Social Security Administration has reported that the number of retired Americans receiving benefits overseas has soared 32% since 2002. After all, even with a weak economy, the American dollar can stretch much further in a foreign land coupled with an extravagant lifestyle that can cost... Read more »

Life Insurance: Also An Alternative for Your Safe Money

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Do you realize that a possible safe haven for your serious money, may be found in the life insurance industry?  Have your heard people saying, “I know I need to save and invest…but I just don’t want to LOSE anything!” In this video, shot at the studios of Chicago’s WIND 560 AM, I review the... Read more »

3 Things I Taught Marines About Money Over the 9/11 Weekend

3 Things I Taught Marines About Money Over the 9/11 Weekend
Like many of us, I recall exactly where I was at and what I was doing when the events of 9/11 hit America.  Since then, I’ve always wanted find a way to give back to the military especially during this time where it marks our generation with change, self-responsibility and renewed patriotism. This year, friends... Read more »
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Matt Sapaula Selected for Chicago Magazine & Mercedes Benz "Men of Style"

I walked into Balani Custom Clothiers and stunned to see this...wow.
Feeling honored to be among such distinguished company!  Chicago magazine partnered with Mercedes-Benz Chicagoland Dealers and Balani Custom Clothiers to host the first annual “Men of Style” event. The event served to recognize five local men as the Mercedes Men of Style. The honorees were picked for contributions they have made in their field, to... Read more »

A Growing Financial Crisis to Families Especially in Hard Times

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Do you want to know what can financially handicap families for generations?  No, it’s not planning for retirement or your kid’s college education.  It planning for what happens, Lord forbid, if you are no longer alive to see your family grow. September marks Life Insurance Awareness Month led and coordinated by the non-profit organization, LIFE... Read more »